Member Lecture: Collecting with Purpose
December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff for a conversation about Shelburne Museum’s iconic collection of more than 600 American quilts. Gain insights into museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb’s voracious appetite for acquiring bedcovers during the Colonial Revival, learn how the collection has grown over the museum’s 75-year history, and investigate the ways that these textiles encourage us to think creatively about history, tradition, and quilt practice today.
About Katie Wood Kirchhoff
Katie Wood Kirchhoff is the curator of pre-1945 American fine, decorative, and folk arts at Shelburne Museum. Kirchhoff received her BA in Art History from Smith College, her MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and her PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware. She has previously held positions at or received research funding from institutions including the American Philosophical Society, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Since arriving at Shelburne in 2016, Katie has researched, written about, and created exhibitions grounded in Shelburne’s extensive collections of American material culture, with special emphasis on furniture, textiles, paintings, and works on paper. Her most recent exhibition and publication, Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light, examines the work of Italian-American twentieth-century modernist Luigi Lucioni.
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